Question. Has Anyone Used A Circuit Cake Or Photo Printing?

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dfi55 Posted 29 Mar 2013 , 6:58pm
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I am new and am looking into maybe purchasing a Circuit Cake , but am not sure how easy it is to use.

I tried sugar sheets only was and had horrible experience ( sheets did not want to come off and torn when they did) Also very interested in the Photo cake look that printers give,

but unclear if they are easy to use and safe to eat.  Can you use a regular printer with edible ink and sugar sheets?Thanks for any help!




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punkin90 Posted 29 Mar 2013 , 7:17pm
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I can only help you with the Cricut cake. I have one but rarely use it. I have a problem getting my fondant thin enough. It doesn't cut clean. I called Cricut and they told me to roll my fondant thin and then freeze it for about 45 minutes. Also, they told me that if I was trying to cut anything smaller than 3" it probably would not cut well. This is just my experience. Maybe someone else can give you advice concerning the Cricut.

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hbquikcomjamesl Posted 29 Mar 2013 , 7:31pm
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With edible printing, you have to remember two absolute rules:


1. You must use a printer that has never had non-edible ink in it, and never use it yourself, or allow anybody else to use it, for non-edible ink.

2. You must use a printer that has never had non-edible ink in it, and never use it yourself, or allow anybody else to use it, for non-edible ink.


If you don't expect to do enough edible printing to justify the cost of an ink-jet printer, edible ink cartridges, edible printing media, and (most importantly) the cost of using it often enough to keep it from becoming hopelessly clogged, you're better off outsourcing.


Which is to say, I outsource to the local cake supply dealer.

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dfi55 Posted 29 Mar 2013 , 8:00pm
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Thanks! can you use any printer/ I have a brand new HP still in the box. Can i just buy edible ink and sugar sheets and try it? Will it work?

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dfi55 Posted 29 Mar 2013 , 8:01pm
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Thanks that was one of my worries! i had a regular Circuit and had problems cutting paper, but the video always looks easy

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DeliciousDesserts Posted 29 Mar 2013 , 9:46pm
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AI much prefer the silhoutte to the cricut. I like the "electronic cutter sheets" from icing images.

Icing images also sells ink. You can check seller sites to see which printers are compatible.

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bonniekaye Posted 29 Mar 2013 , 10:28pm
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Check out this site for several cakes made using the Silhouette.    several of the cakes have print and cut, which is a combination of Silhouette and your food printer

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bighand Posted 30 Mar 2013 , 12:09am
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hi in reply to your question about edible cannot just use any printer.if u use google and do search for edible printers you can get a list of printers you can use.i got mine on ebay and it came as a package with inks refills and different types of sugar sheets.i use mine  all the time.i live in ireland and to get printed sheets i had to travel 30miles to the nearest cake shop to get these.on top of petrol prices the shop charged 7pounds per sheet wether you had 1 thing on sheet or sheet was full,i can buy 20sheets of best quality icin sheets fro 20pounds and i have my printer for bout 6months and have not used much ink even tough im printing every week. i would definitely recomend edible printers.hope this helps

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wildflowercakes Posted 30 Mar 2013 , 12:20am
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I have a cricut and never use it. It was a huge waste of money.

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icingimages Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 11:28am
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Let me prefice and say, we sell everything you are looking for, we have for about 14 years and are experts in edible printing and electronic cutting. So I am baised when it comes to our product, however, you can trust in the fact that we use everything we sell. My job is to break things and fix them and we always put our customers first.


Edible printing: Great if you print about every week to two weeks. It has to be a dedicated pritner that is compatable with edible inks. If you are not going to use the printer regularly....dont use it.

Cricut Cake, you may be able to find one on clearnace or used, I dont beleive they sell them any more. There wasnt enough company support and people lost confidnece. If you are looking for an electronic cutter, use The Silhouette Cameo Cake...all the way. Linda McClure who is the pioneer of this proceedure, endorses only that brand. Do not use fondant as your item for cutting, use Icing Sheets. The ones they sell at Michaels are made a little differently to withstand being sold retail. They do not hold up as well as the bulk icing sheets you can purchase from companies like mine. You will notice a difference in quality and have much fewer problems. However, remember just like anything else, there are differences in icing sheets so make sure you chose wisely. Our Premium Icing Sheets are designed for cutting as well as printing and the taste awesome. Keep in mind when purchasing a Silhouette, there is software involved, so give your self time to use it. Dont assume you will master it in 2 seconds! While it is relatively easy, you have to be willing to use it.


For all of you who have the Cricut and are not using it...USE IT! Why did you buy it if thats all you are gonig to do with it is dust it! While I may like the Cameo better, the Cricut does work and it is an awesome tool! Try it! If not sell it to someone who can use it.


BTW, we do have a new product coming out on SATURDAY! Debuting at the National Capital Area Cake show. If you are talking about all this technology, you must check it out! It is a tool you will use and it is not intimidating and it is fun and imaginative...

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DeliciousDesserts Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 12:38pm
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AIcing images can confirm that we have no relationship. I did just purchase the ink refill pack this morning, but I paid full price & shipping.

If you do a search, you will see that I consistently recommend both the silhoutte & Icing Images. Just want to share that I find their frosting sheets to be far superior.

One I these days, I'm going to get some colored sheets. I buy the black & white cutter sheets in bulk!

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cazza1 Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 1:10pm
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If you have a regular cricut for cutting paper etc. you can use the same cartridges in a cricut cake machine.  I use my cricut cake regularly and am really pleased with it.  I use Linda McClures cricut gumpaste recipe and I roll it through a pasta machine, leave it sit in a plastic bag for 20 minutes minimum and then cut.  I very rarely have problems.  I also have a printer.  I am still fairly new at using it and fight with the icing sheets but when I get really fed up I use wafer paper as it is really easy to deal with.

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Dani1081 Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 1:33pm
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I have a Cricut Cake and it works really well with modeling chocolate.  Roll it out just like you would fondant, stick it in the fridge to firm up and cut.  It doesn't stretch like fondant does, so it cuts much cleaner. 

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icingimages Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 4:47pm
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Guess what is arriving today....NEW COLOR LUSTER SHEETS! For printing and cutting! They will go on our site this weekend with the new products that we are coming out with!!

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